Rumors of a Dark Tower TV series were swirling before last year’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling property even hit theaters. When that movie bombed, many assumed the series would also go down the tubes. Not the case. We’re getting word that The Dark Tower will indeed become a series at Amazon. But if you’re worried that it will continue the saga started in Nikolaj Arcel’s dud, don’t be; even though the director will helm the series, it seems he’s learned his lesson.
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When The Dark Tower arrives as a TV series, it will be a complete reboot; fans of the novels by King should also be pleased by the planned approach.
Per Syfy Wire:
While the Dark Tower movie was a standalone mish-mosh of King’s eight books, the TV show will be more faithful to the original series.
“It’s very, very closely adhering to the Wizard and Glass novel and parts of The Gunslinger novel,” the film’s director, Nikolaj Arcel, told Indiewire over the summer. “That was exciting, to be even more like, ‘Okay, now we’re going to be able to even lift lines directly, or like [write] characters exactly as they are.’ Which, as a fan, was exciting in a different way.”
The series is in its early stages, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can peep the trailer and synopses for last year’s The Dark Tower movie below (if you’ve got nothing better to do!).
Official Synopsis: Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.
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